Sunday، 01 October 2017 - 12:00 AM
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on 30/9/2017 the results of the 2017 census.
The 2017 census is the first to be conducted electronically throughout Egypt's history of 14 censuses since the earliest census which was conducted in 1897.
Egypt's population stood at 94.798,827 million citizens living in Egypt in April 2017, while the population of Egyptian expatriates hit 9.4 million.
The total population of Egyptians, both living in Egypt and abroad, hit 104.2 citizens.
The comparison between the censuses of 2006 and 2017 showed that Giza, whose population increased to 2.8 million, is the governorate with the highest population growth rates.
Giza is followed by Sharqia, Qalyubia, Cairo then Dakahlia.
The age group between 15-24 years old represents 18.2 per cent of the whole population, while youths between 15-34 account for about 34.5 per cent.
The number of illiterate people in Egypt has reached 18.4 per cent, compared with 25 per cent recorded by the previous census.
Up to 5.7 million among the age group between 10-34 are illiterate with a percentage of 13.5 per cent.
Education dropout rates hit 28.8 million citizens, 12.4 million of them in Upper Egypt and 12 million in coastal areas.
The number of married Egyptians reached 68 per cent, while the unmarried recorded 24 per cent.
The number of child brides, under 18 years old, reached 40 per cent with a total of 118 child marriage cases.
People with disabilities make about 10.7 per cent of the total population.
More than half of the Egyptians are covered by health insurance, 93.3 per cent of them have government insurance while 5.8 per cent have private one.
About two thirds of the Egyptians can use technology.
With 16.2 million buildings, the number of units inside buildings stands at 43.2 million, noting that buildings are mostly residential with only 5.1 per cent used as workplaces.